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News - October 30, 2013

Election: Mohr leads college-district fundraising

by Dave Boyce

In the Nov. 5 election for the board of the San Mateo County Community College District, campaign finance reports show candidate Thomas Mohr, a former president of Canada College in Woodside, standing alone in terms of fundraising among the four candidates running for two open seats: Mr. Mohr amassed $30,233 in cash contributions by mid-September.

Incumbent Richard Holober raised just $1,500 over that time — but the same report for this four-term incumbent showed his campaign with a cash balance of $22,534.

Challenger George Yang raised $620 but lent his campaign $5,000, according to his report. The elections office did not issue a report for challenger Samuel Diaz.

In the expense category, Mr. Holober and Mr. Yang reported spending $4,463 each on the fee to include a candidate statement on the ballot; Mr. Mohr's report shows expenses of $1,837 and no entry for a ballot statement fee.

Among the donations to Mr. Mohr's campaign were $14,500 from 56 individuals or couples, and $14,750 from 15 companies or groups. Of those companies that donated $1,000 or more to Mr. Mohr's campaign, five also contributed $5,000 each in 2011 to the campaign for the district's $564 million bond measure H, which failed to get the required 55 percent voter support.

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